The Whisperer in the Darkness (2011)

H.P. Lovecraft’s tale of cult and chanting in the farmlands of America is recreated with great love by the H.P. Lovecraft Appreciation Society. Like their Call of Cthulu short silent movie, the Society have once again used Mythoscope to put together a 1930’s inspired thriller that could have been directed by Hitchcock himself.

It really can’t be overemphasized the attention to detail that’s gone into making The Whisperer in the Darkness. From the grain of the film to the make up and lighting, everything about it produces the feeling on sitting in a smoky Roxy on a Saturday matinée. It’s just a shame that some CGI rendering towards the end threatens to take you out of the moment. But then the silent movie stylings of The Artist utilised real world sounds and we forgave that.

Those who know their Cthulu mythology may balk slightly at the knowledge that Whisperer fleshes out the original short beyond it’s original ending, but we feel that despite the added scenes, everything stays true to Lovecraft’s tale of the reasoned mind vs. the unthinkable.


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